Concierge.com's insider take:
Though the Caribbean is visible from much of this 42-room resort on Ambergris Caye, the open-air restaurant offers one of the best perspectives. Looking out toward the beach, you can't help but notice that the perfect shot has composed itself for you. Protruding from the sugary sand in the foreground are a palm that tilts just so and a handcarved wooden sign that reads "Welcome to Victoria House Bar." In the background: a thatch-roofed building (the resort's dive shop) on an otherwise empty jettyand a seemingly color-corrected sea and sky. Except that these blues really exist. When you're not diving, swimming, snorkeling, or napping (rooms range from intimate stone-and-thatch casitas to family-size beachfront villas), head into town: San Pedro's restaurant- and bar-lined main drag is about a half hour away if you walk along the beach, or about 15 minutes by bike.